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Fort De Levis

Fort De Levis

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted May, 2009

Fort De Levis

Photo from Google Street View ©2010 Google - Posted December, 2010

Plaque Location

The United Counties of Leeds & Grenville
The Township of Edwardsburgh/Cardinal
On the south side of Road 2
1.4 km east of Highway 16


Coordinates: N 44 45.119 W 75 27.109

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Plaque Text

Last stand of France in Canada. Fort de Lévis, on Isle Royale, (Chimney Island) was built by Captain François Pouchot in the spring and early summer of 1760. Its garrison surrendered after a gallant defence, on 25th August, 1760, to the British army commanded by Sir Jeffrey Amherst. Siege batteries were established on this point and on adjacent islands.



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